i have 3 esquires and none of them have a tele pickup

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  1. Polynitro

    Polynitro Member

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    :facepalm

    and whats worse, I plan on making a 4th and putting a blade tele pickup in it. :messedup

    which means Im gonna have to make yet another esquire and put a proper tele
    pickup in it.

    Is 5 esquires too many? I have 1 tele and even that is really a broadcaster. :huh

    I have a p90 esquire, a filtertron esquire, and a lap steel pickup esquire.
    :nuts
     
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    rollyfoster Supporting Member

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    Do you have a Bill S Preston, Esquire?
     
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    The correct number of Esquires is one more.
     
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  4. Polynitro

    Polynitro Member

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    was he the 5th Beatle?
     
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    A proper Esquire is needed.
     
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    the thing is all of my projects are desultory in nature.
    For example I wanted to esquire my MIM partsOcaster tele.
    I looked on CL for a pickup. I found a duncan lap steel someone was selling for $40.
    I thought , "that would be cool -an esquire with a lap steel pickup"
    A half-cut bridge, a bloody hand, and two days later voila! A lap steel pickup esquire is born.

    Then I wanted to refinish my Cabronita tele. I always loved the bridge pickup but wasnt impressed with the neck,
    so I thought I might as well esquire it. I figured since Im refinising it anyway, I should go ahead and
    dowel one of the cab pickguard holes, cut a new route for a trad tele in the front, reshape a trad
    pickguard to fit around a filtertron, cut another trad bridge in half (no blood this time)and tada! a filteron esquire.

    Then I had this tele I won in a raffle. It was already routed for a p90 in the bridge
    and I wanted to refinish it. I figured I might as well esquire it, remove the 22 fret,
    replace the overwound p90 with a vintage spec one and ooh la la la la la la la la
    a p90 esquire.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2016

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